Sad Cafe Live!

New DVD/CD release-Sad Cafe "Access All Areas!

Their new release "Access All Areas" was recorded in 1980 in Nottingham and features the band at the peak of their live powers. Original lead singer, Paul Young is featured along with current members Dave Irving and Ian Wilson along with fan-favourite, Ashley Mulford. The concert was originally recorded for ITV's peak-time broadcast "Rockstage" show and is now available on CD and DVD for the first time. It features 10 tracks from their classic "Facades" tour:

1. On With The Show 2. Emptiness 3. Strange Little Girl 4. Every Day Hurts 5. What Am I Gonna Do 6. Keeping It From The Troops 7. My Oh My 8. Take Me To The Future 9. Immortal 10. Black Rose

Released on Demon Records through Edsel in the UK, it sees Sad Cafe take a sneaky peak back over their collective shoulders as they consider their next move for the future.

Sad Cafe - Touring again after 25 Years!

For a few years in the late 70s and early 80s, Sad Cafe may just have been the best live band on the planet. Their charismatic and under-rated front man, Paul Young, was a mix of every great rock band leader you've ever seen but he had an energy and personality that was all his own and which put him ahead of the pack.

The solid-as-a-rock rhythm section of Dave Irving and Des Tong, the guitar pyrotechnics of Ashley Mulford, and those virtuoso keyboards from Vic Emerson were pulled into shape by Pauls right-hand man, Ian Wilson who added rhythm guitar and exquisite harmonies to the mix.

At their commercial peak, their single Everyday Hurts sold 600,000 copies but there was so much more to Sad Cafe than that ballad. Listen to Paul out-Jagger Mick on My-Oh-My, and tap into the whole of their albums from the progressive Fanx Ta-ra to 1989s Whatever it Takes which has all that is good about that decades melodic rock.

Paul Young of Sad Cafe sadly passed away in 2000, but in 2009 and early 2010 the band gathered to complete an album using the vocal tracks that Paul had just finished at the time of his sudden passing.

Browse the site for news of the new album, photographs taken over more than 30 years, biographies of every band member, video archives, latest news and more.

Sad Cafes new activity means that there is no better time than now to discover this band who were without doubt one of Manchesters finest.